Same here. For slicers I've always grown better boy, big beef, big bite, park's whopper, celebrity, etc. They are very uniform in color and shape. Never liked those irregularly shaped heirlooms. In the past have tried Brandywine which to me is very good but too low in production to meet my standards and get much space in the garden. This is my first year ever trying several different heirlooms. Am trying Black Krim, Cherokee Purple, German Johnson, Goliath, German Queen, Brandywine. Also growning Big Bite, Big Beef, Whopper, Believe it or Not, Delicious, Celebrity.
Every year I also grow a few Juliets and a few Sweet Cluster plants as the fruit begins to mature so early in the season.
Every other year I grow ten or twelve Italian type tomatoes for drying.
Anyway, this is a year for experimentation on the heirlooms. It will be at least another six weeks before these varieties start producing and the judging begins.
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.